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Incan Crops

Jeffrey L Baker jbaker at gas.uug.arizona.edu
Wed Feb 8 23:36:35 EST 1995

On 6 Feb 1995, mmirro wrote:

> I am looking for any information on crops of the Andes that
> were cultivated by the Incas.  Information on cropping systems
> would also be helpful as well as historical use of the plants.
> Thanks
> Mike Mirro
> mmirro at vt.edu

The Inka used a variety of cropping systems ranging from terracing, 
irragation to various forms of raised/drained field agriculture.
Several articles dealing with these issues can be found in a recent
volume edited by Vernon Scarborough and Barry L. Isaac. This volume is
titled Prehispanic Water Management in the New World, and is a supplement
to the Research in Economic Anthropology Series..

Jeff Baker

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